HOMEMADE PASTA (A REALISTIC WAY)

December 30, 2020

One thing I love about homemaking is there are so many disciplines or crafts to work through learning and whichever one you pick will bless your family. A while ago I chose homemade pasta and it has been really yummy and fun. I like foods my family can make as a group together for special occasions, like this or when we do homemade tortillas. (But also I kept this one easy enough that I can grind it out myself on a weeknight). For homemade pasta, I only ever do spaghetti or a rustic bow tie because they are fast to do by hand. Oh well and lasagna noodles too.

I have to keep it simple if I’m going to do this (possible epitaph?), and the way I do it at least, it’s really easy. 6 and 2/3 cup flour and 11 eggs. More flour if it seems sticky, another egg if it seems dry. Mix, roll out, make a shape. Boil for 2 minutes. From my experience anything beyond this is more complicated than it has to be but I guess it depends what your goals are!

Do what you want with it. We love it as goat cheese and red pepper pasta.

Homemade Pasta
Serves six to eight

6 and 2/3 cup flour
11 eggs

Mix together by hand or with a dough hook on a stand mixer. Roll out as thin as you can with a rolling pin. (I divide it into two batches or it’s too big to manage). Make shapes. I use a pizza cutter to do spaghetti. Or you can make rectangles and then do a simple twist and pinch for bow ties.

Boil in salted water for 2 minutes.

HOMEMADE PASTA (A REALISTIC WAY)
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 6 and ⅔ cup flour
  • 11 eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix together by hand or with a dough hook on a stand mixer. Roll out as thin as you can with a rolling pin. (I divide it into two batches or it's too big to manage).
  2. Make shapes. I use a pizza cutter to do spaghetti. Or you can make rectangles and then do a simple twist and pinch for bow ties.
  3. Boil in salted water for 2 minutes.

 

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One thing I love about homemaking is there are so many disciplines or crafts to work through learning and whichever one you pick will bless your family. A while ago I chose homemade pasta and it has been really yummy and fun. I like foods my family can make as a group together for special occasions,

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MARSHMALLOW SNOWFLAKES

December 4, 2020

I have not yet but am intrigued by people who do things with pretty, perhaps artisan, homemade marshmallows. I have not dabbled in this yet, but I would like to. What I am sharing today is an option for wanting to have a cute marshmallow life that is also working for me now. There are several things I like about this marshmallow event. One is that it uses just normal, buyable inexpensively marshmallows and toothpicks to make a fun marshmallow and hot cocoa experience.

Two is that it achieves the beloved by children “snacktivity” session. An activity, and a snack. And I would say craft or art project too. For this idea all that is needed are marshmallows in the two standard sizes. One big one and 16 littles. And some tooth picks.

For garnishing our hot cocoa.

A related matter, I am also pursuing finding my favorite method of how to make actual hot chocolate and not just hot cocoa. Is it richer? Better? Worth extra effort or cost? The are the questions I am asking. Merry Christmas!

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I have not yet but am intrigued by people who do things with pretty, perhaps artisan, homemade marshmallows. I have not dabbled in this yet, but I would like to. What I am sharing today is an option for wanting to have a cute marshmallow life that is also working for me now.

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AUTUMN SNACK MIX

October 23, 2020

This is our family’s favorite snack mix for fall. It is HEARTY. The kind of hearty where if you serve it with like a fruit and cheese board it feels pretty much like a meal. It is really nice to have on a cozy fall night watching movies.  What is it about a snack mix that is so fun to eat? First you target your favorite items. And then move on to others. Something about searching for your preferred items and alternating between different tastes is very fun and adds something to this special time of year.

My favorite piece is the chocolate covered pretzels OF COURSE. I make slight variations to the mix. No one in my family adores the mellowcreme pumpkins yet for some reasons I still sometimes keep them around for the seasonal-ness and cuteness.

Also reese’s pieces feel so nostalgic halloween for me, I just love them in october. They are kind of a must for me this time of year.

Autumn Snack Mix
Makes one big bowl, about 15 cups or so

10 ounces reese’s pieces
11 ounces mellowcreme candy pumpkins
10 ounces white cheddar cheezits
7.5 ounce bag chocolate covered pretzels
14.5 ounce bag gardetto’s
6 ounces pistachios

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl!

AUTUMN SNACK MIX
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces reese's pieces
  • 11 ounces mellowcreme candy pumpkins
  • 10 ounces white cheddar cheezits
  • 7.5 ounce bag chocolate covered pretzels
  • 14.5 ounce bag gardetto's
  • 6 ounces pistachios
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl!

 

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This is our family’s favorite snack mix for fall. It is HEARTY. The kind of hearty where if you serve it with like a fruit and cheese board it feels pretty much like a meal. It is really nice to have on a cozy fall night watching movies.  What is it about a snack mix that is so fun to eat?

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